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to be sputtering? arizona governor fires back over immigration. a tribute to the longest serving senator in u.s. history raises eyebrows. from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. we begin on the fox news job hunt with the june unemployment numbers. national jobless rate declined from 9.7% to 9.5%. president obama declared the economy headed in the right direction but as correspondent james rosen reports other numbers offer evidence of a darker view. >> the economy created 600,000 private sector job this year. start turn around from last year when we lost 3.7 million jobs in height of the recession. >> reporter: that was one way of reading a labor department june employment data. here is another. private sector added 83,000 jobs last month. on the plus side of the ledger to be sure, but 25% short of what the analysts predicted. the three-month average for job growth in the private sector, which reached 154,000 from february to april now stands at 119,000. unmistakable sign the recovery is losing steam. >> i think what you are seeing is what a fact of life about re
in the u.s. completing the journey from russia. the plane landed moments ago at dulles international airport in the washington area. their return completes the spy swap with echoes of the cold war that also sent ten russian agents who have been living here in the u.s. back to moscow. for a look at how it all went down today, here is correspondent david lee miller in new york. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested, ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most on board, including anna chapman, it was a return home. but for vicky, polalles, likely to be a stop on her way to native peru. all expelled from the u.s. after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to act as foreign agent. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoner, three former kgb about and arms controlled researcher. four russian prisoners with flown to air force base in england where two of the russians were dropped off before the plane headed back to the u.s. a russian analyst said it was
until i have confidence that u.s. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials, g drug lords and terrorists. can you respond, first of all, to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we have prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghan government. that process will continue. every government official, high ranking official is now required to -- there's a lot of misinformation. for instance, that report by nita lowey tt came out was related to the flow of cash out of kabul airport. the fact is that out of the $19.6 million that the united states is giving to afghanistan in the past three years, only $1 billi billion, 5% of the money has been given to the afghan government. there is waste. there is corruption. but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it is the -- >> what's worrisome, i think, to congress, to americans, is that it's not, oh, there's corruption in government. because governments do have their corruption parts. it's that the president
to appropriate one more dime for the assistance in afghanistan until i have confidence the u.s. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials and drug lords and terrorists. can you respond to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghanistan government. that process will continue. there is a lot of mi misinformation. there is a report about the cash coming out of the kabul airport. out of the $19.6 million that the united states is giving to the afghanistan is the past three years, only $1 billion, 5% of the u.s. money has been given to the afghan government. yes, there is waste and corruption, but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it's the contracting system. whach >> what is worry some to congressman and americans, is governments do have the corruption parts, it's that the president is corrupt, that he, you know, he was corrupt from the election on. he is trying to help his friends. that is more difficult, because
is your "situation room." >>> happy birthday, rick. happening now, the u.s. economy loses jobs for the first time this year. the president insists that the recovery is moving forward but americans who are desperate for a paycheck may not be buying that. and two more alleged russian spies reveal their true identities. we'll look at the perils of being a secret agent with kids. and we'll hear from the grown son of one of the suspects. >>> and a leading conservative is calling on the republican party chairman to do his patriotic duty this july 4th by resigning. how long can michael steele hang on to his job? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well job gains in america hit a wall now adding to fears that the nation may be socked with a second recession. there are new figures that show that the economy lost 125,000 jobs in june. now you can see there had been job growth every month in 2010 until the june slide. the loss is mostly due to the fact that the census is over and those jobs related to the census went away. the overall un
on the security relationship between the u.s. and israel. andrew shapiro is expected to highlight recent efforts with the fence consultations and training partnerships, hosted by the brookings institution in washington. this event is scheduled to be 90 minutes. this is live coverage on c-span. [applause] >> thank you so much for that introduction and for your friendship and for all of the work you are doing here at the center. i would also like to thank martin, director for foreign policy. he gave me my first paying job in washington, d.c., 20 years ago. he was at another think tank in town. i had just graduated college and was unemployed. i read an op-ed by him, i thought it was very good. i got an interview and i was hired part-time in the fall of 1989. i must say, i was just out of school. i probably did not set the world on fire, but i begged and pleaded and got hired full-time. i was there in august of 1990, in the days right before iraq invaded kuwait, when there were some rumblings. i remember being at a barbecue at martin's house and he predicted that iraq would take some kind of aggress
frontier province. mr. chairman, i'm concerned that using the war powers act to call for the removal of u.s. combat forces which do not exist will only serve to inflame pakistan's sensibilities and do nothing to strengthen the partnership that we need to achieve our goals in this critical region. i urge my colleagues to oppose the resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio. >> with all due respect to my good friend from california, special operations troops are inside of pakistan right now. three troops have died, maybe they didn't intend to be hostile, but somebody intended hostilities towards them. mr. kucinich: there's no question about the hostile climate. what i'm trying to do here with the help of mr. paul is to stop expanding the u.s. forces' footprint in pakistan so that we stop an expanding war. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you very much, and i thank the gentleman from
identities and hidden cash. >> in the dirt. tonight, a shootout close to u.s. soil leaves more than 20 people dead. but the major arrest in the murder of two americans. and trouble at the space station. as a cargo ship headed in for docking spins out of control. >> new evidence tonight of the violent length to which gangs may go in the growing drug war on the mexican border. i'm jon scott in for shep. an accused mexican gangland enforcer reportedly now admits ordering an attack that killed a pregnant u.s. consulate worker and he's explaining why. mexican federal police today announced they have arrested the suspected enforcer, jesus castillo, a.k.a. the camel. investigators say the camel leads a band of hitmen with ties to the juarez drug cartel and they say he claims he ordered the afact on the consulate worker because she helped get rivals visas to the u.s. a u.s. government source tells the associated press an investigation found no evidence of that visa claim. you'll remember gunmen opened fire on the worker's car as she drove within view of the texas border in march. leslie enriq
of that russian spy ring are back in moscow. the four russian citizens are free and went to u.s. and england. the plane carrying two of the russians landed at dulles airport at about 5:30 last night. jackie bensen has the details. >> reporter: the scene came straight out of a spy novel, a chartered jet landed on the tarmac at dulles airport. it was met by a motorcade of dark shiny vehicles filled with people whose job is not to be seen. the exchange of spies between washington and moscow is the latest chapter in a story that many thought ended with the cold war. last week americans expressed surprise when it was learned fbi agents arrested ten alleged russian spies, three of them were living and working in the shadow of the nation's capital. they are more accurately described as agents of influence. >> they can infiltrate the top levels of our policy making, and decision making government and can be far more damaging than a spy stealing a technical secret in silicon valley. >> reporter: intelligence officials said the ten lived in the u.s. for years. they transmitted no information back to r
with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
at the language and analyze it. >> thank you, suza >> the appointment to fill the vacant u.s. senate seat of the late west virginia senator robert byrd. president obama on the gulf of mexico oil spill. after that, minority leader talk about their opposition to the democrats' economic policies. later, the state of the u.s. is really a security relationship. -- israeli security relationship. >> tomorrow, the michigan governor's republican primary debate. the candidates are seeking to replace democratic governor who is -- that is at 8:00 tomorrow. >> this weekend, author panels on religion, diversity in publishing, and african-american history. live, all day saturday starting at 11:00. also this week and, at the university -- columbia university professor on his new book. a weekend filled with a non- fiction books on c-span2. >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio, and online. you can also connect with us on facebook and twitter. sign up for our schedule alerts e-mails at >> we are covering the first of two debates over the weekend between republi
to drive it home. i wish you well as u.s. junior jobs. >> my apologies again -- i wish you well as you assume your jobs. >> my apologies again. we please all stand? will you swear that the testimony you're about to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? do agree to testify before the united states senate? i thank all three of you. let me start with you dr. yellen. you have any family members here that you would like to recognize? >> [inaudible] >> and you? >> [unintelligible] >> dr. raskin? >> [unintelligible] >> very smart bringing in those kinetic events -- connected -- ans.ecte-- connecticut's i hope you have not mention anyone. [laughter] -- i hope you have not forgotten to mention anyone. [laughter] we will begin with you dr. yellen. normally, i ask that the people try to restrain their remarks to five minutes a piece. but having read your statements, i would urge you to speak five minutes apiece. there were very short perio. for the purposes of the record, let me say that any statements that members of this committee will have will be added to the record. any
drama that started with the arrests nearly two weeks ago now has ended with a flight out of the u.s. and a spy swap straight out of the movies. pete williams is nbc's justice correspondent. well, pete, i'm sure you're sorry to see this story go. tell us how it went down in the final hours. >> still a bit up in the air quite rit rally because the ten russian spies on their way to russia. the plane left new york last night. landed in vienna this morning meeting the plane from russia carrying the four exchanged to the west. they were swapped on the tarmac and then both planes took off. the russian plane now on its way with the ten and some of their children, savannah. american authorities worked out with the russians that the couples that had children here in the u.s. could take their children with them. the children are, of course, american citizens born here and free to come back. the ten agreed as part of the plea eagreement to not enter th u.s. without permission. they gave the real names in their real russian names. admitted to a single charge that they were secret agents. they we
journal this is "washington journal."> > . \. the u.s. recently opened itself to the most intense scrutiny yet by the international monetary fund, and on thursday was offered a bitter pill when the agency criticized some well-defended aspects of american culture. cheap fuel, sub deciding housing and a government retirement check. >> we want to get your reaction to the imf calling for the u.s. to make lifestyle changes. call the numbers on the screen. you can also tweet us at or send an email to here are the numbers again to call in. this is back to the "washington post" article on the imf report calling for the u.s. lifestyle changes. the risks are tilted to the downside david robinson of the western hemisphere said as he presented the annual assessment of the u.s. economy in its first-ever review of the financial sector. host: now we got the imf report that just came out yesterday, and here's what it said -- in part of this report, and this is at if you want to read it for yourself. the obama administration's intention to freeze non-security
in repose in the u.s. senate, robert byrd's body is in the -- >>> and why your office wasn't the only one with world cup fever. >>> chuck, what's ahead in weather? >> you better enjoy the cool weather because it is not going to last. a complete check of the weather coming up. >>> tiger woods not dialed in at the at&t nationals. serena williams plays for her fourth wimbledon championship. >>> plus, home swe one word turns innovative design into revolutionary performance. one word makes the difference between defining the mission and accomplishing the mission. one word makes the difference in defending our nation and the cause of freedom. how... is the word that makes all the difference. >>> 13 people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak. high levels were at the apartment complex. the entire building was evacuated. >>> fire investigators say that it was a faulty refrigerator that led to a massive fire in frederick, maryland, last night. the flames broke out after 7:00 near an industrial building near all saints streets. nobody was inside at the time of the fire. damage is
in the charges. >>> tonight, officials in sepress are responding to u.s. criticism of their decision to let a russian spy suspect out on bail and still no sign of christopher metzos who jumped bail after being arrested on the resort island. the investigators are searching ports, yachts, arenas and airports looking for him and insist that the police bear no responsibility for his disappearance. >> and we don't have an indication he abandoned the island. we're still in the process of seeing if he remains in cypress territory. investigators haven't said whether russians might be helping or hiding metzos and the island had a long history of involvement and cold war espionage. >>> mayor fenty is denying rumors he was once involved in a domestic dispute and that the police department tried to cover up the allegations. the police chief kathy lanier and the mayor addressed the issue today. >> they tried this when i ran four years ago. it's nothing more than the worse types of politics. >> the rumors surfaced, i believe, as soon as he began running for mayor and have been around since. >> chief lani
one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the washington area. the u.s. geological sur slay says the 3.6 magnitude quake was centered in germantown and struck at 5:05 this morning. we have live team coverage. kristin fisher is near the epicenter in germantown. suraesurae chinn is at the u.s. geological headquarters in virginia. let's start with kristin. >> reporter: we have been talking about the earthquake all morning long but how would you like to see it? we have video of the earthquake near the epicenter here in germantown. i want to warn you if you blink you will miss it but here it is. 5:04 friday morning a rare 3.6 magnitude earthquake was caught on tape by security cameras in germantown. the epicenter was one mile away at the roberto clement middle school, three miles below the surface. >> the whole house was shaking bad and it woke me up out of bed. >> how did you wake up. >> the house shaking, dog barking, children screaming. my daughter said is that thunder and i said i think it was but to hear you say it was an earthquake it was a earthquake because it is something i never e
deek -- gone dikay. >>> the team dubbed the barefoot bandit makes his first appearance in a u.s. courtroom today. colton harris-moore was extradited to the u.s. from the bahamas. he is charged with committing a two-year string of break-ins and theft. >>> harris-moore, arriving in miami. back in u.s. soil for the first time in nine days. awaiting his next court hearing. as the 19-year-old faces charges for a two-year crime spree that spanned at least nine states and canada. accused of burglarizing at least 100 homes. and stealing five planes. >> i absolutely expect him to spend time behind bars. these are serious times, especially stealing planes and crashing planes. that is not taken lightly in the united states. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, bound in shackles, but with shoes this time, the barefoot bandit was led away from a bahamian court. after only being charged with and pleading guilty to illegal entry. he paid a $300 fine which was picked up by the u.s. embassy. >> well, we tried to get this. >> reporter: this, despite a gun-carrying crime wave in paradise, that alleg
a fourth round of sanctions by the united nations. the u.s. unilateral sanctions exploit cut off iran's supply of gasoline. >>> and we're following a developing story about former vice president al gore. >> portland, oregon, are reopening a massage therapist's allegations that he groped her years ago. he said he denies making any unwanted sexual actions and and al gore said she made the accusations back in 2006. >>> and teen and drinking and how you as a parent can help keep your children out of trouble. >>> and the maryland race for governor and who robert ehrlich will pick for his running mate. much more ahead. femannouncer: from jennifer, for a limited time only, an incredible 12-piece living room for $599, with a sofa, chair, three tables, two lamps, and more. a 12-piece living room, just $599, only from jennifer. you don't have to spend a lot to have good taste. >>> i have found that partner, that maryland partner to help us turn things around and that partner is mary kane. mary. >> thank you, bob. >> that's bob ehrlich as he announced his running mate as he vied to regain the go
confirmation we got was from the usgs, the u.s. geological survey. they are in the process of giving us all the details. randy is on the phone from the usgs. can you hear me? >> good morning. >> thank you for calling us today. what can you tell us about this earthquake? >> this earthquake happened at 5:04. most people in that area are quite aware that. a preliminary magnitude of 3.6. it was located about 10 miles northwest of rockville. it occurred at a depth of about 3 miles. >> we are looking for a little perspective. are you able to tell us -- we know these happen from time to time in our region, but this one seems it was done with and what we are used to. >> that is true. searching through my records, the last quake that you had in this area was made of 2008, a magnitude 2.0. going back a few years farther than that, there was a 2.7 that occurred in 1993. it looks like every several years, you get some kind of earthquake occurring in this area. but this one certainly is one of the larger ones and probably the most felt that has occurred in your area. >> that is another interesting thin
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. >> they have more skimmers in place now. they are using the assets available to the u.s. government as well as those offered by the foreign governments. i asked are we doing anything to open our arms to invitations made from the other countries? >> i was unimpressed with the answer. >> right now they don't have enough skimmers on board. there is no urgency. >> darrell issa accused obama administration publicizing facts and figures at odds with the reality on the ground and blurring the spill severity, asset in play and when they were deployed. >> he purports to address that somehow it took the command 70 days to accept international help. that is a myth that's been debunked hundreds of times. i stood up here and talked to you frankly and given you the numbers we have. > >> they acknowledge the own figures of government assistance are at odds with each other. >> the numbers i have that admiral allen deployed are looking for divergence. we'll provide the explanation. >> reporter: on youtube, they said the company is going above and beyond to meet the obligation. >> i know it doesn't feel that
to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives for today's morning business. live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend herbert brook, st. john missionary baptist church, joliet, illinois. the chaplain: our heavenly father and creator, we acknowledge your presence and power on this day. today, lord, we ask your blessings upon this house of government and remind us of your word. the government shall be a soldier. we humbly ask, lord, to guide them, direct them, rest your spirit upon their shoulder during this decisionmaking time. we ask, lord, you endow them with the ability to make the right decisions that is pleasing to our lord and to all mankind. keep every representative of this great country strong, of sound mind, willing heart to continue to serve. protect those that are protecting us, lord, as we ask you to be our henchly protector. bless -- heavenly protector. bless t
of the united states from afghanistan. >> >> and general mcchrystal, mrs. mcchrystal, members of the u.s. armed forces, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for allowing me to be part of this memorable ceremony. i am honored to be here to congratulate general mcchrystal for his immense accomplishments wearing the uniform of the united states armed forces to combat terrorism, preserve security here in the united states and fight for peace in my country, afghanistan. it is my pleasure to deliver the highest state mental awarded to him -- state medal awarded to him by our minister of national defence. general mcchrystal, the men and women of my country value your leadership. we deeply appreciate your commitment. we will never forget the sacrifices you and those under your command have made to make afghanistan, the united states and the world a safer place for children. you have made a profound impact on our struggle. it from ordinary villager to teachers, army generals, women activists, government officials, numerous afghans are proudly calling you a trusted and reliable friend. the minister is one of
laying in repose, the u.s. senator byrd's casket was moved to west virginia's capitol in charleston for the service. public viewing ends at 9:00 this morning and the memorial is at 11:30. byrd served longer and cast more votes than any other senator in u.s. history. those are your headlines. >> all right. let's talk about the big story this weekend which is, of course, the immigration situation and the president's speech on thursday. it was a big speech. all eyes on the president. a lot of rhetoric. it was almost poetic but we also sit here this morning and we ask what did we accomplish? why did he give this speech at this time, guys? still no policy. a lot of politics involved but still no policy, still no bill floated from the president. there's nothing going through the house or the senate. yet, he's pointing the finger at the republicans. >> governor jan brewer was on greta last night and she said she wanted specifics and wanted to see some sort of legislation. take a listen. >> let's be practical. if your house is burning down, you put out the fire and call the architect to se
that looked just like that five years ago in virginia. >>> u.s. prosecutors warn evidence unveiled in the alleged russian spy ring case is just, quote, the tip of the iceberg. nine of ten suspects faced bail hearings yesterday. the judge denied bail for the suburban new jersey couple who went by the names richard and cynthia murphy. but the manhattan court approved bail for vickie palez who works for a newspaper. and we're getting new images of anna chapman, she's the young woman who grabbed all the headlines since this story broke this weekend. the mi-5 is investigating any contact she might have had with their agents. bob winter joins us with the latest. so what is this connection with the british? did she have a british passport. >> she had a british pass port, but there's also some indication we were hearing earlier this week that the actual initialive on this ring came from a defector to somebody in the uk, i have heard both through british intelligence and also through the u.s. embassy. so there is some sort of british connection, we're not concern what it is, but there's cer
. if you didn't feel it, an hour and five minutes ago the earth moved right here in our area. the u.s. geological survey says we had a magnitude 3.6 earthquake. the epicenter was the roberto clement center in germantown. we have been hearing from a lot of you that were rattled out of a deep sleep. devon is here to tell us more about how something like this happens in our region. >> anytime you have mountain ranges in a region that's a big sign that you have some fault lines coming in. the shenandoah fault region is what they call it. i was talking to jessica from usgs and we talked to her about 30 minutes ago and i was trying to find fault line maps on- line. very hard to do so because we don't get them here. the last one we had is in 2008. that was 2 point something. i will go to my weather maps and zoom in and show you a wide look where we are. there you see the district. i didn't put city names on there. i should do a better job. but i will zoom in to montgomery county and that shows you where the middle school right there is in germantown. 270 running through. there it is, 3.6 mag
from sky fox. this landmark spy swap arranged by top officials of the u.s. and russian governments after days of secret negotiations. david lee miller has the details. >> reporter: the f.b.i. watched them for years but just days after their arrest, ten people convicted of spying for russia are handed over to moscow. the united states in return getting four russian prisoners. on thursday the ten agents pleaded guilty in a new york federal court before being whisked away to laguardia's airport where they boarded a private jet. from there it was off to neutral ground, vienna, austria. less than two hours later the spy swap was completed on a remote part of the runway and the planes were back in the air. it's unclear where the ten arrested in the united states will end up but anna chapman arguably the most well known returned to russia and is unlikely to ever step foot on u.s. soil ever again. >> under the agreement that she signed, she can only come back to the united states after direct authorization by the united states government. it is highly unlikely they would ever grant such au
a bill slapping the toughest u.s. sanctions ever on iran. it targets the revolutionary guard and their oil-to-sector -- oil and gas sector. >>> tiger woods and his wife have reportedly agreed on a divorce settlement. she is expected to receive $750 million under the agreement. he would have to keep single women away from his children. his wife would have to stay silent about their split. >>> 5:15 on this friday. a virginia students found dead. months later, there is a clue linking morgan harrington's murder to another disturbing crime. the man looks like this sexually assaulting a fairfax county woman. he may be the cornerstone of finding morgan harrington's killer. >> in 2005 the 26 year-old victim of a sexual assault in a town house community of jermantown road work with an artist to create a sketch of her attacker. five years later virginia state police say that they have matched a forensic evidence from that crime with another outside charlottesville virginia in a field where morgan harrington's remains were found. she was the virginia tech student who disappeared in octo
in washington for us. thanks, john. >>> the u.s. has slapped iran with a new set of unilateral sanctions. obama signed them lat night at the wall street. and for banks that provide services to iran's government. like the recent u.n. sanctions, these are meant to force iran into giving up its nuclear program. >>> general david petraeus takes up his command in afghanistan today. on the way to kabul, he stopped at nato headquarters in brussels. petraeus assured america's partners that the war strategy has not changed, despite the change in leadership. he arrives in afghanistan, during the season of heaviest fighting. june was the deadliest month for american troops in the nine-year war. >>> two deadly blasts at a muslim site in pakistan. security cameras caught the home when the bombs exploded last night in lahore. close to 40 people were killed in the blast. some blame a group connected to the taliban to be responsible. >>> closer to home, more extreme border violence. just miles from a busy border crossing in arizona, 21 people were killed last night in a gun battle between drug traffickers. mex
and colleagues all gathering in senator byrd's home state of west virginia. the longest sitting u.s. senator in history. ahead. breaking news is coming in from across the country and around the world for you. >> make no mistake we are headed in the right direction, but as i was reminded on a trip to rac cine wisconsin -- racine wisconsin earlier this week we are not headed there faster,. jon: president obama speaking on new unemployment numbers out. the unemployment rate dropped from 955% from 9.7%. 15 million americans were looking for jobs last month. a whole lot more behind the numbers. jenna lee at the business assignment desk gathering information on what it really means for our job market. >> reporter: let me show you how we got the numbers for the month of june. we lost 125,000 jobs in total. the way that we got to this from the government is overall we lost more than 200,000 government jobs. added jobs in the private sector. if you take the difference you're still down 125,000 jobs. and there is a point to why we actually saw the unemployment rate drop. at first thought you say hey t
today. u.s. officials would want some sort of confession before a swap takes place. could guilty pleas mean both countries avoid a high profile trial. wednesday, the spies arrested in boston were transferred to new york to face charges today. >> what the tea leaves seem to suggest is if this is a deal to be struck, it can be struck effectively. >> reporter: the suspected deep cover agents apparently did not do much damage. much of the information is widely available on the internet. >> if the swap happens, it would be the largest since 25 prisoners in eastern europe were exchanged in 2004. >>> two people were injured on a boat that collided with a duck boat. the collision sent 37 people on the boat overboard. rescue teams pulled them to safety. the district uses similar tourist boats, but they are operated by another company with a better safety company than philadelphia. >>> police have released surveillance camera video connected to the murder of a 19- year-old woman. the video shows vanassa sam's car 30 minutes before she died. the tape was released the same day her family gathered
. so the pietrangelo brief is a brief and, again, i'm counsel of record on that brief in which the u.s. government vigorously defended the don't ask, don't tell policy and statute, more importantly, and told the court not to take a case which challenged a decision to uphold that statute. now, as to the second matter, the witt matter, as you said, the witt matter is interlocutory in nature. and what that means for people who aren't familiar with these legal terms, is that it means that the case is in the middle and that the government can, after remand, at a later stage, continue to defend the don't ask, don't tell statute in this very case. now, we engaged in very serious discussions with the department of defense about the appropriate approach here in order to defend the don't ask, don't tell statute, because i agree with you, senator sessions, that the ninth circuit decision undercuts that statute. it makes it harder for the government to carry out its policies under that statute. and the question that we had to decide was whether to challenge that ninth circuit decision, which i thi
. the four spies the u.s. traded for are expected to arrive at dull rece dulles within the hour and there is news that the swap was in the works before the russians were arrested here. president obama was made a wafrt case on june 11th and it was that day that the idea of a swap was raised well ahead of the considers which took place june 27th. now the swap is complete. ten russian spies arrested in the u.s. were swapped today for four convicted spies serving prison sentences in russia. a plane believed to be carrying the ten russians landed in moscow late this morning. reporters were kept far away from the plane, but it appeared to be the same plane that took off from vienna earlier after the exchange took place. >> we wanted to make sure that we did this as quickly as we could so that we didn't have any kind of ongoing negative impact between the good relationship between united states and russia. >> u.s. officials came up with the names of the four russians they wanted to exchange for the ten spies. >>> back here at home now, we turn to the weather. just a chilly 91 degrees o
works for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she said one of her top priorities is creating policies to create jobs in the state. >> when we come back at 4:00, more legal trouble for joran van der sloot involving the case of a missing teenager. >>> coming up, a killer on the loose. police go door to door warning people that the person behind a fairfax woman's brutal murder may be a stranger. dramatic new developments on the russian spy ring bust that is linked to our area. you can find out who is talking to the feds. >>> and former vice president al gore on something that happened four years ago. >> he approached me and he grabbed me and gave me -- >> you're watching news4 at 5:00. live in hd. >>> the first day of july and wendy regier was seen with a sweater. >> it was cool. >> one more warning where you may have to get a light weight summer wrap. >> good, good. >> a little light weight fabric. perfect weather for sitting outside having your favorite glass of ice tea. a beautiful night tonight and a beautiful day tomorrow. suburbs in the 50s tomorrow morning. outside right now, a be
for passing secrets to the west. a high level meeting took place yesterday between u.s. state department officials and their russian counterparts and the scheduled court hearing for the three suspects from arlington, virginia, was abruptly cancelled. they have now been moved to new york. >>> and activity has just been reported at a russian prison where americans are being held. we will keep you updated on the story as we get more information. >>> right now it is time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. she has a smile because of yesterday. >> that's right, andrea. this is a rally some people could really get behind. nice past couple of days on wall street. in fact, two days of gains have taken the dow back above the 10,000 level. and already today asian stocks are higher as well with the nikkei up 2.7%. the dow stands this morning at 10018 after surging 275 points yesterday. the nasdaq rose 66 points, and the s&p 500 was up by 32. >>> b.p.'s chief executive is in the middle east and wall street is watching his moves ver
virginia. today i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a new sign today that the u.s. economy could be in for another slowdown. consumer sentiment plummeted to it's nearest level for more than a year. co-host of the daily rundown and head of our political unit as well. you have so many titles i can't keep them straight. but you are the man because you sat down with the man, with president obama yesterday. let's talk about your exclusive interview and what he had to say about the economy. taking a look at first of all, his fears about the future -- the growth level and when we're going to begin to see jobs, let's watch. >> the economy is definitely growing. and we are definitely seeing additional hiring. >> should we fear a double dip? >> here's what we should fear. that if we don't keep track, keep on track with the policies that we put in place, if we started seeing for example a wrenching reverse tall in the investments, we could end up having problems, we could further slow growth. the main thing that keeps me up at night right now is that we lost 8 million jobs, the month i was
to make the leap from the governor's mansion to the u.s. senate. mark murray is nbc's dupty political director. the west virginia legislature cleared the way manchin will announce but there's a wrinkle. tell us about it. >> absolutely. first back grown. 10:00 this morning governor joe manchin, democrat of west virginia, ask going to likely anoubs the bid for the senate. this comes after the west virginia legislature passed legislation setting up a november 2nd special election with primaries later in august. however, there was one interesting twist. the legislation actually allowed republican congresswoman shelly moore-capido to hold on to the house seat and run for this senate bid at the same time. cap do would be republican's best chance to possibly be able to beat joe manchin in november. she's seen as the strongest republican. it would be interesting to see what she does. the filing deadline at the end of this week and certainly a matchup would be a battle for this seat. >> all right. political watchers like mark murray and chuck todd quite excited about that race. >> 37 senate se
the constitution well. >> byrd was the longest serving lawmaker in the history of the u.s. congress. it's now 11:11. there is more news ahead on "news 4 midday." overnight, our virginia family got a rude awakening after this fast-moving fire. we will show you where. crews get back to work after hurricane alex moved through the gulf. we will show you how the strong winds and heavy waves made the oil disaster worse. >>> could the giant pandas at the national zoo be moving? we find out >>> new today, a family was able to escape a huge house fire overnight. you can see the flames shoot out of the home along the 5200 block of elicott court in centerville. they say the fire started on the front porch sparked by used fireworks not properly disposed of. everyone was able to get out of the house safely. it took firefighters about half an hour to put out the flames. damage to the home is extensive. >>> this is day 73 of the gulf oil disaster. the coast was spared the brunt of hurricane alex. the strong winds and waves pushed oil closer to the marsh lands and beaches. local leaders and bp officials are ram
to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the u.s. economy lost jobs overall last month, even as the jobless rate was declining. the numbers were the latest sign that the recovery may be losing momentum. private employers managed to add 83,000 jobs in june, but it wasn't enough-- the economy still recorded a net loss of 125,000 jobs, as the census bureau laid off more of the temporary workers it hired last spring. labor commissioner keith hall offered this perspective at a congressional hearing this morning. >> although the... the private- sector job growth was not strong, it was job growth, and it has been growing now for six straight... six straight months. so i think, in context, that's a positive sign. and in temporary help work continues to add jobs, and it's added quite a few jobs. and that continues to be a... a good sign for generally future growth, i think, in employment. >> brown: indeed, the unemployment rate actually fell last month to 9.5%, the lowest in nearly a year. but that was because 652,000 people gave up looking for work, so they were no longer
the canal attacked by d.c. fireboats. >>> and the u.s. pursuit of film director norman polanski may be over after three decades. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm eun yang in for barbara harrison today, monday, july 12th, 2010. just moments after world cup cheers were heard around the world, terror struck the country of uganda. suicide bombers hit two spot where is people were gathered watching the game. in the end, at least 74 people were killed. there were simultaneous explosions that happened at a popular ethiopian restaurant and a large rugby field in kampala. one american was among the victims. nbc's tom aspell has the latest. >> reporter: the final minutes of the world cup soccer tournament in johannesburg. millions glued to television screens all over the world. but in uganda, it was an opportunity for terror. three bombs ripped through as fans watched the match. there was no warning. >> an explosion, and then the second one went off. >> reporter: at least one american was killed in the bombings. a san diego-based aid group c
happened on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. it was about 12 miles south of the u.s.-mexican border. and the reason this piece of stretch is so important is because it goes through nogales mexico and into nogales, arizona. it's a pathway of gold for the cartels, once you get to the other side that's where all the money is made. the reason the cartels are fighting more with the human traffickers is because the cartels are using illegal immigrants to traffic i can the drugs, it's win, win, they can make money on the drugs as well as the illegal immigrants. and the mexican border that stretch is considered among the most deadly places on the planet. we talked about 21 killed yesterday. in the last week alone there have been 540 people killed just this year. the numbers are nearing 5,400 and the concern of course is that all that violence will spill over onto this side of the border, because more mexican cartels are now working more closely with u.s. gangs. we had some breaking news today. remember this, the u.s. consulate worker who was gunned down in march along with her husband in ju
immigrants to become u.s. citizens. >>> chelsea clinton will be married on july 31 in new york. >> speculation keeps growing about the wedding of the summer. we will have a sneak peek. >>> good morning, i am courtney robinson in college park. the investigation into the beating of a university of maryland student is running up the chain of command. i will have the details for you the chain of command. i will have the details for you specially trained technicians cput every car we sell through a 125 point inspection. carmax is the smart choice because at carmax you get a free appraisal and your written offer to buy your car good for seven days. a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. >>> welcome back. checking our top stories, crews have started the first stage of the 14th street
. that caught the attention of the fbi and landed him on the no-fly list. u.s. officials have reversed course and the man is expected to arrive in new york today. >>> apple will hold a news conference today to discuss the iphone 4. the company has been bombarded with complaints about the antenna. consumer reports magazine has refused to endorse the phone until that gets fixed. >> if a fix the problem, then maybe they can fix the problem on what they have already sold. i guess a recall is in order. >> give a refund. on up to it. >> there is no word that steve jobs, the ceo, was warned about potential antigenic issues during the design phase. it went on sale three weeks ago. >>> west virginia is about to get a new senator. gov. joe manchin will unveil this towarhis choice to succeedr robert byrd. joe manchin may run for that seat in the election coming up. >>> a bill to restore unemployment benefits to millions of americans, the senate is expected to approve a $34 million bill on tuesday -. >>> a sweeping overhaul of the nation's financial regulation is headed to the president's desk. it passe
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